Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My Knottie Friends

Shortly after Shawn and I became engaged last April, I joined theknot.com. I was already familiar with some of its features as a wedding-planning website, and I quickly discovered and got hooked on the "message boards." Although I started using the "Colorado" local board pretty quickly in order to ask for recommendations for things like a reception venue or a photographer, it took me a month or two to find and begin posting on my "wedding club" board.

The Knot wisely began special message boards for people (mostly women) who were getting married in a certain month. That way, when we had a question, we knew that there would be a good likelihood that some other "knottie" on the board was also trying to figure out the same thing. We tended to plan our weddings at more or less the same pace. We were going through a lot of the same frustrations at the same time. The message board was a place where we could share our little wedding-related victories, even when other people really didn't care anymore. :)
Now that the weddings are over, there is a group of us that still post just about every day on the message board. We've shared married frustrations and celebrations. We've given "knottie vibes" for job interviews. We've looked at online pictures of new houses and given opinions about new hair styles. We've brainstormed ideas for Valentine's Day gifts. One of the Knotties is moving to Colorado this weekend...and I'll admit that I'm excited to meet her! When Shawn and I go to Boston this summer, he's given his okay to plan a meeting with a few Knotties who live there. Because even though I've never met any of these girls, they have become my friends. Especially considering that Shawn and I met online, I don't think it's that weird! :)

Apparently, there are plenty of others who feel the same way I do about this. In fact, the New York Times ran an article about this very phenomenon this weekend! Read this article to see that I'm not alone with my Knottie friends! :) Click here!


KellieBelle said...

Can't wait to meet you guys in Boston this summer!!!

Stephanie said...

:) no one understands why i talk about yall all the time!!!